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The Department of Architecture and the Master’s Program of Urban Design

The daytime master’s program is divided into 3 sections, namely, Design Theories (A), Urban Design (B), and Intelligent Health Architecture (C). The program allows the students to learn expertise skills for the development of personal interest and fields of specialization through in-depth exploration of the theories and practices in the professions of architecture, urban, and engineering. Sustainability and healthy environment, life cycle and reuse of construction, architecture and urban renewal, urban disaster prevention, and digital technology have emerged as the core topics of research over the years. The development and integration of these topics have indeed become a distinctive feature of the department. In addition to methodology, the courses of the topics of architectural design of different sections are also required. For example, Section A is focused on the theories related to architectural design and the presentation of the framework of environmental analysis, Section B is focused on the environment and sustainable urban design to explore the planning design of the mode of urban space, and Section C is focused on the technologies for disaster prevention, material structures and environment planning and control. The course design under the integration of resources among the research offices helps to construct a resources sharing learning environment for the students. This helps to bolster the exchanges among the students and fulfillment of the needs of linkage to practical work and interdisciplinary integration. Accordingly, the students could develop their technical skill adaptable to changes in practical duties at workplace while the essential meaning of higher education in technical skills could be realized. In responding to the development of internationalization, students from the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary, and Germany have engaged in frequent interchange with the department. Through the collective participation in domestic and overseas special design topics, and international workshops, local students could upgrade their capacity in design and communication, and could also broaden their horizon of learning and world view.


Continuing Education Master’s Program

There is no further subdivision into sections for the Continuing Education Master’s Program. This program is different from its daytime counterpart, as the department emphasizes its respect to the specific feature of development of the research offices and also the inclination of the students in learning. The department encourages students to choose their preferred areas of specialization in architecture for the development of personal interest and professional standing. This will help to further explore the professional knowledge in architecture in depth so that they are ready for giving solutions to problems at workplace. The research topics are mostly aligned with the trend of current development in the industry with encouragement of collaboration between the faculties and students and the industry in particular. Under this design, information exchange and integration could be accomplished that industry-academic skills and theories and practice could be smoothly linked, and the practical needs of society and the dynamic trends of the time could be properly tracked.